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CFPB warns Apple over tap-to-pay restrictions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning the largest tech companies about enacting restrictive tap-to-pay policies. The CFPB cited Apple’s proprietary tap-to-pay offering, which bans banks and other third-party payment apps from accessing the option on its iOS devices. The policy could reduce consumer choice and complicate efforts to create a more complete open banking system, according to the agency.


CFPB: Employer-driven debt harms workers

Employer-driven debt is keeping employees from leaving for better-paying positions and leaving them beholden to a separate lender, according to a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report.

CFPB sues USASF Servicing for numerous violations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a federal lawsuit alleging that auto loan company USASF Servicing incorrectly disabled at least 7,500 vehicles and failed to return millions of dollars in customer refunds.